The central borough of Sydney, home to approximately 250,000 residents, is now using locally sourced, clean energy from New South Wales wind and solar farms. All of the City’s operations; including council buildings, street lights, swimming pools, and Sydney Town Hall, will now run entirely off of renewable sources.
A switch forecast to save half a million dollars and 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere over the next 10 years.
“We are in the middle of a climate emergency. If we are to reduce emissions and grow the green power sector, all levels of government must urgently transition to renewable energy,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a press release. “Cities are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, so it is critical that we take effective and evidence-based climate actions.”
Source: Global Citizen